Policy Challenges and Political Responses: Public Choice Perspectives on the Post-9/11 World

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In Policy Challenges and Political Responses, leading public choice scholars confront the most significant problems facing democratic societies at the dawn of the 21st century. Ranging widely across the policy spectrum, this authoritative volume demonstrates the vibrancy and continuing relevance of the public choice research program by applying its ideas and methods to constitution-making in the European Union, terrorism, the growth of government, political campaign finance, vote-counting technologies, ...

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Overview

In Policy Challenges and Political Responses, leading public choice scholars confront the most significant problems facing democratic societies at the dawn of the 21st century. Ranging widely across the policy spectrum, this authoritative volume demonstrates the vibrancy and continuing relevance of the public choice research program by applying its ideas and methods to constitution-making in the European Union, terrorism, the growth of government, political campaign finance, vote-counting technologies, participatory democracy, corporate governance, school choice, and tort reform. Essays assessing the present state of the social contract and the enduring tensions between capitalism, socialism, and democracy broaden the book’s perspective.

The distinguished list of contributors includes James Buchanan, Charles Rowley, Dennis Mueller, Todd Sandler, Randall Holcombe, Michael Munger, Thomas Stratmann, Harold Mulherin, Lawrence Kenny, and Paul Rubin. Edited by two of the editors of the journal Public Choice and as fresh as today’s headlines, this volume positions the public choice literature in the context of current events and points its research agenda in new directions. It is a unique and indispensable collection of value to economists, political scientists, political philosophers, and public policymakers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441939180
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 10/29/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 247
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Public choice in the new century.- Afraid to be free: Dependency as desideratum.- Fragmenting parchment and the winds of war: The Constitution of the United States, 1860–2004.- Constitutional political economy in the European Union.- Collective versus unilateral responses to terrorism.- Government growth in the twenty-first century.- Nineteenth-century voting procedures in a twenty-first century world.- Some talk: Money in politics. A (partial) review of the literature.- The eclipse of legislatures: Direct democracy in the 21st century.- Corporations, collective action and corporate governance: One size does not fit all.- The public choice of educational choice.- Public choice and tort reform.- The unfinished business of public choice.

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